Show and Tell

Lots of cheerful chat and ideas today and some great things to look at . Plenty of colour and plenty of very special projects either underway or finished. Quite an inspirational meeting today but surprising to learn we have only two weeks left before our break up !

Show and Tell

Alexis: felted silk tunic in red silk & carded wool, a small , knitted coin purse which is a gift from an ex member, Ruth.

Janette: a ball of spun wool in blue/grey.

Chris: has woven 2 lovely scarves from her spun wool one blue/grey, one green/yellow.

Jan H: 3 delightful crocheted baby rattles.

Hilary : 2 spun skeins of citrus coloured tops.

Felted tunic

felted tunicAlexis wore her show and tell last Monday. Why not? It was eye catching and stylish. She had felted fabric and made herself a really lovely tunic which sat properly, moved properly and fitted properly. Alexis confessed she doesn’t like to sew very much. Why would she if she can make garments like this with little or no sewing? The colours are well chosen and thoughtfully understated but make a visual impact. The movement of the lighterย  blue colours across the black and then the white designs is well conceived. It’s a beautiful tunic and suits Alexis well. She has used fine merino wool for this so that it produces a malleable fabric which is nice to wear. It’s actually good to see artistic felting used for something truly wearable as opposed to textile art which has display value but you cannot use it. Wearable art is as much a valuable skill and challenge.